Fallen (Falling)
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Five women in their early 30s meet for the first time in 14 years when they return to their small hometown to attend the funeral of their favorite teacher.The reunion unexpectedly continues through the night and the following day, taking them on a journey to the past, present and future, in which old wounds are reopened, but friendships are also rediscovered.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Falling is at once a character study times five and something of a generational snapshot."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"It's all quite noisy, but there doesn't seem to be very much going on as the shared confidences and female bonding are not especially convincing."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"Albert makes her existential study lively and entertaining through a mixture of thoughtful character development and unpredictable storytelling."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Meanders forward with little apparent direction and virtually no interesting drama."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
"Barbara Albert, the director-writer of the Austrian soaper Falling, probably never thought to call her film One Wedding and a Funeral, but it would have been an appropriate title."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"A well-played, cleanly shot but spectacularly empty tale of five female schoolmates reunited at a funeral for a teacher."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Charging Albert's film with looking too much like an American chick flick is to give it short shrift."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Consciously mannered and using broad brushstrokes and pumping music, Fallen follows five female friends for 36 hours."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, european-films.net
"Part feel-bad cinema and part female-bonding session, Barbara Albert's Big Chill-ish melodrama gathers together five former schoolmates who meet up again at a professor's funeral."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"If it weren't for the fine performances, FALLING might have proven sleep-inducing."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Fallen is about listlessness in the face of personal and global turmoil and about gesturing toward a political stance."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
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